Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 417 389
Rank change year-on-year -87 -28 -5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 445 572 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.94% 4.36% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 337 394
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £343
90th Percentile £675 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -11.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,290 13,116 11,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.71% 12.70% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,139 8,598 7,633
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 367 422
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -9.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.55 £49.85 £46.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.01 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.93% -15.98% +11.11%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -80 418 £500 +5.26% 137
UK excluding London -62 276 £475 +11.76% 96
London -50 158 £540 +8.00% 46
South East -43 99 £523 +28.62% 23
North of England -18 57 £450 +5.88% 33
Midlands +4 40 £400 +1.59% 18
Yorkshire +4 36 £450 +33.33% 9
South West -38 35 £450 +4.65% 5
East of England -12 27 £450 -5.26% 12
West Midlands -15 26 £400 - 14
North West -40 15 £475 - 23
East Midlands +14 13 £275 -26.67% 4
Wales -19 10 £538 -9.47% 2
Scotland -23 10 £600 +9.09% 3
North East -3 6 £460 +31.43% 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 211 (47.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (43.15%) Information Security
3 150 (33.71%) CISSP
4 128 (28.76%) GDPR
5 113 (25.39%) Finance
6 103 (23.15%) CISM
7 95 (21.35%) Firewall
8 86 (19.33%) Security Architecture
9 82 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
10 69 (15.51%) Risk Management
11 67 (15.06%) CISA
12 66 (14.83%) Cybersecurity
13 65 (14.61%) Retail
14 61 (13.71%) Linux
14 61 (13.71%) SIEM
15 57 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (12.36%) Data Protection
17 54 (12.13%) Management Information System
18 52 (11.69%) Windows
19 51 (11.46%) TOGAF
20 47 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
21 46 (10.34%) Microsoft
22 44 (9.89%) Project Management
22 44 (9.89%) Splunk
22 44 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 43 (9.66%) Degree
23 43 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 43 (9.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 42 (9.44%) VPN
25 40 (8.99%) DevOps

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.37%) Apache
2 12 (2.70%) IIS
3 9 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.57%) Confluence
4 7 (1.57%) JBoss
5 4 (0.90%) nginx
5 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.22%) CMS
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 82 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (3.82%) SaaS
5 16 (3.60%) Office 365
6 11 (2.47%) Sumo Logic
6 11 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (2.25%) PaaS
8 9 (2.02%) IaaS
9 4 (0.90%) Serverless
10 3 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.67%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.45%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.45%) GitHub
12 1 (0.22%) Apple Pay
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 95 (21.35%) Firewall
2 42 (9.44%) VPN
3 37 (8.31%) Network Security
4 21 (4.72%) WAN
5 19 (4.27%) DNS
5 19 (4.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.60%) LAN
8 14 (3.15%) HTTP
8 14 (3.15%) Internet
9 13 (2.92%) WLAN
10 9 (2.02%) NFC
10 9 (2.02%) SSH
10 9 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.80%) VoIP
11 8 (1.80%) Wireless
12 6 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.12%) MPLS
13 5 (1.12%) SMS
13 5 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.57%) Big Data
3 7 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.12%) Power BI
4 5 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
4 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.67%) DB2
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (4.49%) JIRA
2 14 (3.15%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.25%) SonarQube
5 8 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.45%) ProC
9 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.22%) Subversion
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 113 (25.39%) Finance
2 65 (14.61%) Retail
3 30 (6.74%) Legal
4 27 (6.07%) Banking
5 13 (2.92%) Marketing
6 10 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.25%) Law
6 10 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.80%) Back Office
8 6 (1.35%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.90%) Billing
10 4 (0.90%) Electronics
10 4 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Games
11 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (21.57%) Architect
2 80 (17.98%) Consultant
3 69 (15.51%) Security Architect
4 64 (14.38%) Security Consultant
5 57 (12.81%) Analyst
6 40 (8.99%) Security Manager
7 37 (8.31%) Security Analyst
8 31 (6.97%) Security Engineer
9 26 (5.84%) Project Manager
10 23 (5.17%) Information Security Consultant
11 21 (4.72%) Security Specialist
12 19 (4.27%) Business Analyst
13 17 (3.82%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
14 13 (2.92%) Information Security Manager
15 12 (2.70%) Information Manager
15 12 (2.70%) Network Engineer
15 12 (2.70%) Payments Architect
15 12 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (2.47%) Compliance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.74%) Web Services
2 15 (3.37%) Middleware
3 13 (2.92%) .NET
4 9 (2.02%) JSON
5 8 (1.80%) RESTful
6 6 (1.35%) LAMP
7 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.90%) OAuth
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.67%) HTML
8 3 (0.67%) HTML5
8 3 (0.67%) OpenID
8 3 (0.67%) React
8 3 (0.67%) SAML
9 2 (0.45%) J2EE
9 2 (0.45%) OC4J
9 2 (0.45%) REST
10 1 (0.22%) Node.js
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.22%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.13%) Management Information System
2 33 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.19%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.39%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (5.39%) PKI
5 19 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (3.37%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.47%) Enterprise Cloud
8 11 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.02%) User Experience
10 6 (1.35%) FMCG
10 6 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.12%) CESG
11 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.90%) Clustering
12 4 (0.90%) Fintech
12 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.71%) Linux
2 52 (11.69%) Windows
3 25 (5.62%) Unix
4 20 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.15%) Solaris
6 13 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.12%) Android
7 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.90%) Debian
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (43.15%) Information Security
2 86 (19.33%) Security Architecture
3 69 (15.51%) Risk Management
4 66 (14.83%) Cybersecurity
5 61 (13.71%) SIEM
6 57 (12.81%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (12.36%) Data Protection
8 51 (11.46%) TOGAF
9 47 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
10 44 (9.89%) Project Management
11 43 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (8.99%) DevOps
13 39 (8.76%) ITIL
14 33 (7.42%) Security Operations
15 29 (6.52%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.29%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (6.07%) Business Continuity
17 27 (6.07%) PRINCE2
17 27 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (6.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.17%) Java
2 20 (4.49%) Perl
2 20 (4.49%) Python
3 18 (4.04%) C#
4 15 (3.37%) SQL
5 11 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.02%) Ruby
7 8 (1.80%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.90%) C
9 3 (0.67%) Apple Swift
9 3 (0.67%) Go
9 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.67%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 150 (33.71%) CISSP
2 103 (23.15%) CISM
3 67 (15.06%) CISA
4 43 (9.66%) Degree
5 28 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.94%) Security Cleared
7 20 (4.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 20 (4.49%) PCI QSA
8 14 (3.15%) ISSAP
9 13 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 12 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.70%) CSSLP
10 12 (2.70%) ISSMP
10 12 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
11 11 (2.47%) CCNP
11 11 (2.47%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.47%) IISP
12 9 (2.02%) CCSP
12 9 (2.02%) SSCP
13 8 (1.80%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (47.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (28.76%) GDPR
3 43 (9.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 39 (8.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (4.49%) COBIT
5 20 (4.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (3.37%) QA
7 12 (2.70%) ISAE 3402
7 12 (2.70%) ISO 22301
7 12 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 11 (2.47%) FedRAMP
8 11 (2.47%) HIPAA
8 11 (2.47%) ISO 9001
9 10 (2.25%) ISO 31000
10 6 (1.35%) PA-DSS
11 5 (1.12%) PSD2
12 4 (0.90%) COSO
12 4 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.67%) RMADS
13 3 (0.67%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.02%) Docker
4 8 (1.80%) ISA Server
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.45%) Snort
7 2 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.70%) Nessus
2 11 (2.47%) Istio
2 11 (2.47%) Puppet
2 11 (2.47%) Suricata
3 10 (2.25%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 9 (2.02%) Ansible
5 8 (1.80%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (1.57%) SELinux
7 6 (1.35%) Data Guard
8 5 (1.12%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.12%) OSSEC
9 3 (0.67%) Control-M
9 3 (0.67%) Mesos
9 3 (0.67%) SCCM
9 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.67%) Terraform
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 46 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.89%) Splunk
3 34 (7.64%) Cisco
4 30 (6.74%) Qualys
5 27 (6.07%) Oracle
6 22 (4.94%) Google
7 19 (4.27%) IBM
8 18 (4.04%) VMware
9 16 (3.60%) Imperva
10 14 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.15%) SAP
11 13 (2.92%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.70%) Tripwire
13 11 (2.47%) ArcSight
13 11 (2.47%) CyberArk
13 11 (2.47%) McAfee
14 10 (2.25%) Barracuda Networks
14 10 (2.25%) Centrify
14 10 (2.25%) Trend Micro
15 9 (2.02%) Okta